Using the notebook bar

The notebook bar is a new form of displaying commands icons for a quicker usage

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This feature is experimental and may produce errors or behave unexpectedly. To enable it anyway, choose - LibreOffice - Advanced and select Enable experimental features checkbox.

By default, LibreOffice commands are grouped in cascading menus and in toolbars filled with icons.

The notebook bar shows a different way to organize controls and icons than a collection of straight rows of icons, displaying contextual groups of commands and contents.

With the notebook bar, frequently used commands are grouped in an arrangement that will make it quicker to access, avoiding lengthy menu navigation and toolbars command icon lookup.

The notebook bar is available in Writer, Calc and Impress. The user interface has now several available layouts. Two entries in the View menu controls the notebook bar: Toolbar Layout and Notebook bar.

To access this command...

Choose menu View - Toolbar layout - Notebook bar

User interface layouts

The Toolbar Layout entry defines which user interface elements are visible. The available layouts are:

When user activates additional toolbars, they will be saved in the user profile. Therefore, on returning to the notebook bar mode, all toolbars set visible before will show again.

Available Notebook bar modes

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In the tabbed mode the menu bar is hidden by default. To display the menu bar, select the “≡” icon at the top-left position of the window and choose Menu bar.

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The notebook bar icon size is adjustable in Tools - Options - LibreOffice - View - Notebook bar listbox.

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The notebook bar cannot be customized.

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The current implementation (LibreOffice 6.2) of the notebook bar is common to Writer, Calc and Impress modules. A change in the notebook bar in one module will affect the notebook bar of the other modules.

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